"I've been mightily taken by the XR treatment...hugely impressive" (Gramophone, June 2007)
All of the recordings listed below have been transferred and remastered by Andrew Rose using Pristine Audio's unique 32-bit XR remastering system, bringing lower noise, more accurate tonal reproduction and an extended frequency range to historic recordings. They are available both in original mono and Ambient Stereo versions - click here for more on how Ambient Stereo brings a new, natural dimension to mono recordings.
Mahler Symphony No. 2 'Resurrection' Walter, New York Philharmonic, 1958, stereo
Furtwängler, La Scala, 1950
Debussy Preludes Walter Gieseking, 1953/54
Pristine release date19/4/13
Pristine release date 26/4/13
Pristine release date 3/5/13
Wagner Götterdämmerung Furtwängler, La Scala, 1950
Pristine release date 17/5/13
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About Pristine Audio's XR Remastering
Pristine Audio XR(Extended Range) builds on the technologies behind Pristine Audio's Natural Sound recordings to dig deeper into the grooves of early recordings than ever before and pull out the frequencies hidden there, previously lost behind surface noise and hiss, as well as to re-align the audible frequencies that were often distorted during the recording process by poor vintage recording equipment.
The results are astonishing - beyond anything you ever dreamed possible.
Following this re-equalisation and the careful application of noise reduction we can, at long last, start to hear something approaching a true hi-fi sound from recordings made between the 1920's to 1950's, and even astonishingly realistic sound quality from acoustic recordings made before 1925.
There's no trickery involved, no artificial generation of frequencies (for many this seemed the most likely way to achieve this). What you hear is straight out of the record grooves, sounds lost for decades, with a frequency range approaching that of an FM radio broadcast for 78s, and beyond for LPs.
Finally the great recordings of the golden era of recording can stand sonically
alongside their modern counterparts!
"Very impressive... The sound...has depth and vividness that allows you to appreciate the wonderful attention to the work's pacing and, particularly, shading that Weingartner brings." Gramophone, June 2007, on Weingartner's Eroica, a Gramophone Essential Download
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